Mid-Can Masters Swim Club

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Monday, August 10, 2015

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Christy Schmidt - Pop Sidwell - Nov 22, 2014


August 20, 2015 Pizza Night:

Pizza night will be held Thursday, August 20th beginning at 10:15 pm at Boston Pizza (2729 Pembina Hwy, ph 204-261-7111) following swimming. 
This swim is open to all club members irrespective of how many swims you have had that week. 
See you there.

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New Club T-Shirts

Roy Eldridge has arranged a new T-Shirt for the club. The shirts are made by "Fruit of the Loom", are navy blue in color, with white lettering. They will have long sleeves with cuffs. They will cost a mere $20.00 each, including taxes. Sizing information can be found here. If you wish to purchase one please complete the attached form and give it to Roy Eldridge before the last practice Thursday August 20th

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Annual Fall Pool Closure:

The pool's annual fall cleaning will be starting shortly

The last swim for the 2014/2015 swim year is: Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 8:30PM - 10:00PM 
• The first swim for the 2015/2016 swim year is: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 @ 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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Bike, Blade, & Walk Schedule During Pool Closure:

Saturdays (Aug 22 & 29, Sept 5 & 12 ) @ 9:00 am @ Birds Hill Park

Meet at east beach parking lot. (A Provincial Park Pass is required).
After the bike, skate, walk we can swim in the lake, and then have breakfast in Oakbank.

Tuesdays and Thursdays (Aug 25 & 27, Sept 1, 3, 8 & 10) @ 7:00 pm @ St. Norbert Community Centre Parking lot

We'll skate/bike Pembina Hwy, Turnbull Drive & Red River Drive and back.

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AC/DC Concert Cancellation:

There is an AC/DC concert at the Investor's Field the evening of Thursday, September 17th. Parking will not be available so the practice has been cancelled.

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Membership Drive Meeting:

September 3rd, 2015 @ 7 PM at Greg Giesbrecht's home, 76 Homewood Drive.

Mid-Can Masters has had a drop in membership this past year which has resulted in our expenses exceeding our revenue by several hundreds of dollars. The executive considered reducing the number of lanes we rent from the University to reduce expenses, but instead has decided on a co-ordinated, multi-faceted membership drive. If we get another 3 full time swimmers - or their equivalent - we will be back in the black. Please come out and bring some fresh ideas as to how we can attract and keep more swimmers.

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Pop Sidwell 2015

This fall Mid Can Masters will again host the Pop Sidwell Swim Meet. This year will be the 40th year of the meet. The date is Saturday, November 21st 2 PM - 6 PM. We need swimmers and we need volunteers. Should you have any questions about swimming at the meet or volunteering for the meet, Bob Modrcin or Bob Groff will be able to provide more information. Officiating will increase one's understanding of swimming techniques, and the sport in general. Most importantly it is fun! We hope you will join us in continuing the tradition of the Pop Sidwell Swim Meet.

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Annual General Business Meeting:

AGM Saturday, October 17th, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m AM at SAHPER Lounge in the Extended Education Building

The breakfast will be potluck and members are asked to bring their favorite breakfast food to share with others attending the meeting. A sign up sheet for breakfast items has been posted on the bulletin board in the pool. Coffee will be provided by the club.

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Introduction To Masters Swimming Program

As part of our membership drive, the executive is planning an Introduction To Masters Swimming Program. The program will be advertised on Facebook, and will consist of 10 - 1 hour swims in lane one (by the bleachers) on Thursday evenings from October 1st through December 3rd, 2015. Pal will supervise the swimmers. Other swim clubs have attracted new members with this type of program.

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17th FINA World Masters Championships will be in Budapest, Hungary !

On March 11 FINA announced that Budapest, Hungary, will host the 17th FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships in July 2017, replacing the city of Guadalajara (MEX). The FINA World Aquatics Championships will be held from July 15‚Äì30, 2017. The Masters Championship will follow, but the exact dates have not yet been published. The event will be in the Budapest Swimming Complex, a brand new state-of-the-art facility to be built on the banks of the Danube across from Margaret Island in Budapest. Our coach, Pal, is currently in Hungary checking out the construction, and beginning the planning for our clubs contingent for the meet.

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See you in the pool:
Roy